Making a Splash

Megan Burrill (MSE/M.Eng. 4th Year)

As if Megan Burrill (MSE/M.Eng. 4th Year) wasn’t busy enough outside of the pool—be it as a standout Accelerated Master’s Program student, leading student clubs like Material Advantage, or making blades and swords using heat, a hammer, and an anvil—she continues to find success in the water, too.

Megan Burrill (MSE/M.Eng. 4th Year)

Burrill became the first individual Illinois Tech student-athlete to compete in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship event when she swam in the D-III women’s swimming and diving championships on March 16–19 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Named as the Swimmer of the Meet at the Liberal Arts Championships conference meet in February, Burrill qualified to the D-III meet in three events: 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, and 200 butterfly. She also broke school records in the 100 butterfly (55.95 seconds) and 200 butterfly (2 minutes, 3.68 seconds) this season.

“Although she did not drop any time in any of her races, she cherished the opportunity and always left the pool with a smile on her face, knowing that she achieved an incredible feat coming to Indianapolis,” Illinois Tech interim swimming and diving coach Billy Bafia says, adding of the Scarlet Hawks captain: “We are incredibly proud of Megan’s accomplishments this year.”